Voxengo has announced an update to the CurveEQ spline equalizer plugin for Windows and Mac.

Version 3.12 includes various improvements.

CurveEQ shows you the actual filter response you are designing by means of a spline (a smooth curvy line), plus it displays the spectrum, so you can readily see what the EQ is doing with the sound. This, in turn, allows you to get the best from your mix and your tracks. CurveEQ perfectly suits the needs of mastering.

Changes in CurveEQ v3.12

  • Reduced filter calculation overhead, useful for small audiocard block sizes.
  • Improved overall graphics drawing performance.
  • Added the “Panel border” palette modifier.
  • Updated all palettes, to reduce “border” contrast. An existing palette may need to be reloaded for the change to be visible.
  • Modified spectrum window’s sliders to look less contrasted.
  • Removed the left-hand slider which is rarely needed, to make the EQ wider.
  • Increased the size of the first and last control points, for easier handling.
  • Improved anti-aliased line rendering of the secondary spectrum.
  • Improved knob’s renderings.
  • By frequent user request, the “Solo” switch’s state is now saved together with the preset (a part of the routing parameters). While this opens up a possibility of leaving the “Solo” switch enabled and forgotten, this provides more flexibility, e.g. when mid/side processing is used.

Available in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats for Windows and Mac, CurveEQ is priced $79.95 USD at the Voxengo store and from distributor Plugin Boutique.